Distribution Central is committed to the protection of the environment in the course of providing IT solutions. Through the commitment and involvement of its staff it will maintain a corporate responsibility and environmental management system appropriate to the environmental impacts of its activities, products and services.
In order to achieve its environmental objectives, Distribution Central will commit to the following actions and practices:
- Maintain a Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Management System to ensure all operations are managed in accordance with Federal and State legislative requirements, local by-laws and formal Government policies and to demonstrate due diligence.
- Environmental considerations will be taken into account in investment and corporate strategies and in the purchase of goods and services.
- All staff and contractors will be made aware of the corporate responsibility and environmental management policy and an appropriate level of training will be provided. The policy will be made publicly available.
- Distribution Central will adopt a self-regulatory approach, incorporating in-house and external environmental reviews to identify, evaluate, manage and report on environmental aspects and impacts and environmental programs.
- Practical and cost effective initiatives will be pursued to minimize adverse environmental effects.
Download our Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Management System (CREMS) here.
Download our Carbon Audit Report here.
Since 2008 Distribution Central has been running the “Buy One Get One Tree Program". Under this program Distribution Central has purchased 56,659 trees and shrubs (correct at 7 January 2013). Based on general forestry practice in planting for sequestration this would be the equivalent of approximately 32 hectares in new tree plantings and would have resulted in the sequestration of around 108-145 tonnes. This is between 396 – 532 tonnes of CO2 gas.
Under the CarbonControl program there has been a total of 733 tonnes Co2 offset.
Lighting Trial: DC is trialling a selection of T5 lighting in preparation for changing over from T8 lighting to T5 throughout the office. The installation of T5 lighting will reduce lighting electricity usage by 50%.
Next update will be 31 December 2012.